It has been readily apparent that Bill Barr’s loyalty to Donald Trump was only for show, as the former Attorney General continues to distance himself from the former President every time that he’s invited to speak on television.
The latest evidence of Barr’s anti-Trump turn comes to us from Fox News, where the former President’s top cop took aim at The Don over the Mar-a-Lago raid.
The interview kicked off with anchor Sandra Smith asking Barr about Trump’s request for an independent review of the documents.Advertisement - story continues below
“Where do you stand on the former president’s request, obviously, for a special master to independently review this case and what happened? Obviously, looking back at a very serious raid of a former president, former president’s home,” Smith asked.
“Well, I think the whole idea of a special master is a bit of a red herring,” Barr replied. “The only documents that have been taken, it seems to me, that there’s a legitimate concern about keeping away from the government and insulating the government from, would be documents relating to his private lawyer communications, him as an individual and as outside lawyers. If there’s stuff like that, fine. Identify it. There doesn’t appear to be much of it. I’m not sure you need a special master to identify it.”Trending:
“Is there any legitimate reason for those materials to be in the president, former president’s possession?” asked anchor John Roberts.
“No, I can’t think of a legitimate reason why they should have been could be taken out of the government, away from the government if they’re classified,” Barr responded.
“I frankly am skeptical of this claim that ‘I declassified everything,’ you know, because, frankly, I think it’s highly improbable. And second, if, in fact, he sort of stood over scores of boxes, not really knowing what was in them and said, I hereby declassify everything in here that would be such an abuse and that shows such recklessness that it’s almost worse than taking the documents,” Barr continued, hammering Trump’s defense.
Barr stopped short of suggesting that Trump should be prosecuted, however, citing the “state of the nation” as a deterrent to such an inflammatory maneuver.